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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Tom Power

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Files available by 1300 ET


Number of programs
Ongoing, weekdays

Broadcast rights
PRX member stations can air each program in this series one time before 12 a.m. local time after the feed. Series must be carried on a regular, daily basis. Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. Prior to carrying this series, stations must contact their PRX Station Services representative.

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Broadcaster shall include CBC's logo in all paper, electronic, graphic, online or otherwise written materials used for publicizing, marketing, and promoting the episodes and program.

Listener inquiries
Call 416.205.3700, e-mailq@cbc.caor write Q from the CBC, CBC Radio, P.O. Box 500 Station A, Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6. Also, visit www.cbc.ca/q/contactus.html.

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Tom Power is an award-winning musician and broadcaster who hosts the national arts & entertainment program q on CBC Radio One. Hailing from St. John's, Newfoundland, Tom started his career programming folk music on college radio while pursuing a B.A in Folklore from Memorial University. Tom quickly moved on to become a news announcer for a local radio station and in 2008, at the age of 21, he joined CBC as the host of the national folk music program Deep Roots. He was recognized as the youngest host of a national radio program on the CBC since Peter Jennings.

In 2011, Tom was announced as the permanent host of Radio 2 Morning, the flagship national music program heard daily in the morning drive period of 6-9am. His creativity, warmth and sense of humor allowed him to maintain his core audience while attracting a new audience of younger listeners.

In addition to his work on radio, Tom is an established ‘go-to' person to speak to breaking arts coverage for CBC Television. He has brought his critical insight and expertise to illuminating stories on the likes of David Bowie, Gord Downie and George Martin. As a previous guest-host of q, Tom was praised for his in-depth conversations with artists such as Chris Rock, Ryan Adams, Lynda Barry and Rhonda Rousey.

When not on the air, Tom leads his own band, The Dardanelles, who have been drawing a new audience to traditional Newfoundland music - playing festivals and theatres around the world. He is a member of the Polaris Music Prize jury, the CARAS Music advisory committees, and has hosted and performed at major music festivals in Canada.